Warm weather and bank holiday help UK retail footfall rebound

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +6.7% last week from the week before.

Rhe average uplift in activity from Thursday to Saturday of +15.2% that drove the increase for the week compared with an average rise in footfall of just +0.8% between Sunday and Wednesday.

Shoppers made the most of the bank holiday weekend, with an average increase over Thursday and Friday of +20.6%.

Despite the uplift last week, footfall remains -26.8% lower than in 2019, although this is a marginal improvement on the position last week when it was -28.7% lower than in 2019.

Diane Wehrle, Insights Director at Springboard commented: “Despite rain continuing to persist at the beginning of last week, footfall in UK retail destinations rose from the week before, with the increase also being far greater than in the past five weeks. It was apparent that shoppers intended to make the most of the bank holiday weekend – and the good weather that was forecast – as footfall rose by substantially more on Thursday and Friday than earlier in the week.”

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